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Washington, Bryan, 1993- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Washington, Bryan None on shelf 41 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 2.7 out of 5

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"A rom-com novel about two young people at a crossroads in their relationship"-- Provided by publisher.
Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant. Benson is a Black day care teacher. They've been together for a few years, but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. When Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives in Houston for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he discovers the truth about his family and his past. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together, but their time together ends up meaning more than they ever could have predicted. As both men change, will it make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known? -- adapted from jacket


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Thread of sadness throughout submitted by flemingj on June 27, 2021, 7:29am Not sure I see this as the rom-com described by the publisher.

Good characters.... submitted by avandeusen on July 17, 2021, 10:50am ...but somehow never really lands

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New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Gay couples -- Fiction.
Sexual minorities -- Fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Mothers-in-law -- Fiction.
Houston (Tex.) -- Fiction.
Osaka (Japan) -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.